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Festive Carrot Salad

Grandma's Comfort Food Made Healthy

This sweet and crunchy combo looks so pretty on the plate, it's a must for every family reunion...and a winner when it's time for your annual company picnic! Kids have always loved carrot salad, and this one, with its extra touch of coconut, makes them smile with every bite.

Serves 4 (3/4 cup)

1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, packed in fruit juice, drained and 2 tablespoons liquid reserved
3 cups shredded carrots
2 teaspoons flaked coconut
1 tablespoon Splenda Granular
1/4 cup Kraft fat-free mayonnaise

In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, carrots, coconut, and Splenda. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and reserved pineapple juice. Add mayonnaise mixture to pineapple mixture. Mix well to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving.

Each serving equals:
HE: 1 1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fruit, 14 Optional Calories
80 Calories, 0 gm Fat, 1 gm Protein, 19 gm Carbohydrate, 179 mg Sodium,
36 mg Calcium, 2 gm Fiber
DIABETIC EXCHANGES: 2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fruit

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